By Chris Lawson
Understand God’s character in order to stand strong in the faith!
Abuse, ostracism, persecution…
Getting run out of your home-group, church or denomination, for standing against apostasy?
Here is a message to help you understand more about God’s character, and to exhort you to be a bold witness for Jesus Christ.
I have personally lived through much of what I discuss in these audio messages, especially since 2004 when I began to publicly denounce false teachers and false teachings within the Christian church, though our SRN ministry.
PODCAST: A Bold Witness for Jesus – Part 1
CLICK HERE: A-Bold-Witness-For-Jesus.mp3 (Recorded Oct. 1998)
As time rolls on, ostracism, abuses, and blatant persecution will arise from within the professing Christian church. Who will these things come from and who will they be directed against? They will come from false and compromising believers that refuse to separate from false teachers, and who willingly stand against sincere lovers of God’s truth. Simply stated, it is the people who seek to uphold Scripture, rather than twist and distort it, that will be persecuted from within the church in the last days.
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:11-12
Paul the Apostle said:
“But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” – 2 Timothy 3:10-13
Hope that this will help you to be more courageous in your Christian faith!